Fox News' Neil Cavuto introduced an interview with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and Playboy model Kara Monaco, who had just been named the 2006 "Playmate of the Year," by saying: "[T]his really is a big, big business story. The winner becomes the new face of Playboy, itself an empire, for the next year, representing the company around the world and schmoozing with powerful business titans." The ensuing interview, however, was light on business discussion but featured plenty of scantily clad and nude (though obscured) footage of Monaco.
Fox News' Neil Cavuto hyped the Bolivian government's recent decision to nationalize its energy industry as a "socialist threat" to the United States. Cavuto asked Fox military analyst Col. David Hunt: "Colonel, I'm wondering whether this is a military threat -- leave aside the energy concerns -- but a military threat to our country now?" Hunt replied: "Yeah. There is no question," adding that "oil is a weapon ... and why wouldn't ... states getting close to being a terrorist state ... like Bolivia ... consider it?"
On Fox News' Your World, Neil Cavuto falsely claimed that Sen. Jospeh R. Biden Jr.'s recently released plan for Iraq is "one that divides the country into three countries separately by religion." In fact, Biden's plan "is to maintain a unified Iraq by decentralizing it" into three "largely autonomous regions," Kurd, Sunni, and Shiite, "with a viable but limited central government in Baghdad."
Fox News host Neil Cavuto asked whether the May 1 "Day Without Immigrants" protests were "freedom of expression or economic terrorism."
Fox News' Neil Cavuto interviewed right-wing activist David Horowitz about "radicals" at American universities. Cavuto asked Horowitz whether "we have to be on guard against nuts in the classroom," and "how will you know that the professor you have is insane?" Horowitz advised staying away from "women's studies, black studies, cultural studies, whiteness studies, post-colonial studies, all those studies," and appeared to add anthropology.
Fox News' Neil Cavuto failed to challenge House Homeland Security committee chairman Peter King's (R-NY) misleading claim that "Democrats voted" for a provision in the House immigration reform bill that makes illegal presence in the U.S. a felony. Cavuto also left unchallenged King's false claim that Alaska's oil reserves are "equivalent" to those of Saudi Arabia.
Fox News' Neil Cavuto falsely claimed that "the vast majority [of Americans] seems firmly against giving rights to people who entered America illegally." In fact, most recent national polls show just the opposite -- that most Americans support granting undocumented immigrants some form of legal status in the United States.
On Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto, William Donohue claimed that Comedy Central's South Park creators are using their popular television show to attack the Christian majority, which is "somewhat analogous to what we had in South Africa, where the majority of the people who were black were dumped on by white racists." Donohue described those parodying Christianity as "secular supremacists" who "have it out against the 85 percent of the population that is Christian."
Fox News' Neil Cavuto presented a segment dedicated to a forthcoming album by Neil Young. Noting that Young is Canadian, Cavuto asked Canadian attorney Patrice Brunet: "[H]ow would the people of Canada feel if an American artist devoted an entire record to telling the world what a bad place Canada is?" Brunet replied: "[P]eople, they laugh at Canadians all the time, so we're used to it. It's -- I guess it's your turn on this one." But Cavuto didn't mention that Canada has already had its "turn" to be publicly criticized by an American "Neil" -- Cavuto himself.
Fox News' David Asman suggested that the use of U.S. flags and signs written in English at recent pro-immigration demonstrations was "just a cover" by the demonstrators to conceal their "real intention, which is to keep things as normal among illegal immigrants in the country." Similarly, Neil Cavuto suggested that the demonstrators' U.S. flags were "just a prop," and "just a ploy to win America's support."
Fox News host Neil Cavuto interviewed Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) only two days after DeLay announced his intention to resign his congressional seat. But during the entire interview, Cavuto asked DeLay nothing about why he abandoned his re-election bid after winning a contentious primary or why he decided to leave office altogether, even though Cavuto claimed he "can't believe" that he had done so. Neither did Cavuto once mention DeLay's alleged ties to Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff or the guilty pleas of two of his former top aides, Michael Scanlon and Tony C. Rudy, for conspiring with Abramoff.
During an interview with Rep. Ron Lewis, Neil Cavuto asked Lewis: "[I]f Jesus were to come back today, would he like Republicans or Democrats more?"
In an interview with Secretary of the Interior Gale A. Norton, Fox News' Neil Cavuto never asked Norton about her resignation from her post, announced less than two weeks earlier.
Fox News' Neil Cavuto falsely suggested that the current U.S. offensive in the Sunni Triangle spurred Iran to seek negotiations with the U.S. for the first time in more than two decades. A March 16 Associated Press report noted that the announcement that Iran was open to talks about Iraq with the U.S. came in response to a request for such talks a day earlier -- before the Iraq operation began -- by senior Iraqi Shiite leader Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, who has "close ties to Iran."